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(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID) Psychological Principles at End of Life Through Bereavement
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This workshop provides an overview of the fundamentals of psychological care for adults nearing the end of their life, and for their caregivers during bereavement. Note: This program was initially scheduled for March 20, 2020 and was rescheduled.

When: Friday, October 23, 2020
8:30 am
Where: New England Association Services
2400 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island  02886
United States
Contact: Jack Hutson

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This workshop provides an overview of the fundamentals of psychological care for adults nearing the end of their life, and for their caregivers during bereavement. Participants will be introduced to various tools and strategies to help patients/clients and their families navigate the end-of-life process, focusing on communication, legacy planning and meaning-making. Using case studies, videos and experiential exercises, participants will learn four CBT strategies that they can use to care for seriously ill patients at the end-of life, in addition to two CBT strategies to help bereaved individuals adjust to the death of their loved one.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the psychological challenges that seriously ill patients face
2. List four palliative care communications strategies and clinical tools that can be used to help individuals prepare for their death
3. Describe the psychological factors of grief, including loss and change
4. Describe two CBT strategies that can be used individually or in groups with recently bereaved individuals following sudden or expected death.

Sue E. Morris, PsyD is the Director of Bereavement Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She also oversees the Bereavement Task Force at Boston Children’s Hospital and is a member of Robert’s Program on Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics. Sue studied Clinical Psychology specializing in adult mental health and cognitive behavior therapy. She has worked in bereavement for the past 25 years in both Sydney and Boston and is the author of Overcoming Grief and An Introduction to Coping with Grief, published in London by Constable Robinson. Sue currently lectures on bereavement for the Harvard Medical School’s Center for Palliative Care and is also interested in self-care for clinicians.

Karen M Fasciano, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who has been working in psychosocial oncology and palliative care for nearly 25 years. She is the director of the Young Adult Program at the Dana-Farber /Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, a program designed to provide emotional support to young people facing life threatening illness.  Dr. Fasciano has created a body of innovative clinical interventions to support patients with cancer including a smart phone application, educational videos and conversation aids.  Dr. Fasciano has contributed to many research publications on young adults coping with advanced cancer.   She has co-chaired an international conference on psychosocial oncology and been a member of the board of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS).  Last year, she received a national clinical care award from the APOS. She brings her many years of experience with a broad spectrum of cancer patients to her teaching about end-of-life psychological care.

• Enrollment: Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.  This program has an enrollment limit of 40 participants.  Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
• Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 4:00 p.m.
• For RIPA members the fee is $109. • For non-members the fee is $169. • For student members the fee is $54.50. • For student non-members the fee is $84.50.
• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, October 16, 2020. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks. Lunch is on your own.
• Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
• No partial credit provided. 
• Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. 
• For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.
• Participants earn 6 credits for this program.
Program Location: New England Association Services, 2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.